Dot To Dot Manicure

Now, before I show you the actual manicure, I must say that I've noticed a vast improvement when my nails are concerned. They're chronically brittle and weak and they peel – a lot. So, when I read a nice comment about how nice they look to you, I'm as proud of myself as I can be. Nails never were my forte which is a shame really because I have so many nail art ideas I can never actually bring to life since they snap and peel so quickly. But they have been looking much better lately than before and I believe that it's due to new products I've been using to take care of them. I'm actually contemplating a trilogy of posts on a subject which would include nail care. I'm not sure if I'll make it connected to other posts or should it be done separately, you'll definitely be informed about that but be sure that a nail care post is in the works.

Prije nego se dotaknem teme ovog manikira, moram reci da sam primjetila veliko poboljsanje sto se tice stanja mojih noktica. Oni su jadnicci hronicno lomljivi, slabasni i dosta lako pucaju. Pa kada god procitam neki lijep komentar kako vam lijepo izgledaju, kada primjetite da su uredni – meni to mnogo znaci i bas se dobro osjecam cim sam ih uspjela dovesti u red, pored svega. Nikada nisam mislila da su mi nokti jedan od aduta sto je prilicna steta posto imam toliko nail art ideja koje cesto nikada ne realizujem jer mi nenadano popucaju ili se izlistaju. Ali mi ipak u posljednje vrijeme dosta dobro djeluju a mislim da su neki novi proizvodi za njegu koje koristim doprinijeli poboljsanju stanja. Vec neko vrijeme razmisljam da napravim trilogiju postova koji bi imali zajednicku nit a jedan od njih bi bila i njega noktica. Jos nisam sigurna da li cu te postove koje sam naumila povezati ili cu ih odvojeno tretirati. Svakako cete na vrijeme saznati sta sam sve to isplanirala i vec na tome malo po malo radim.

Finally, after philosophical thoughts on Sunday mornings and nail care, I'm finally digging in this Dot To Dot Manicure thing. This is actually a perfect opportunity to introduce a true nail polish discovery as of late. This is one of those nail polish hues which look kinda dowdy in the bottle. To be quite honest, I'm positive that I wouldn't have purchased it myself. It simply never looked appealing to me on the drugstore shelves. Imagine my surprise when I swiped the first coat of it on my nails. Hubba-hubba! What an autumnal beaute! Revelique High Shine Nail polish in Avant-Garde (70) is a murky, dusky lilac, purply-grey shade which is hard to pinpoint since it does change after your layer it up. Sometimes it looks rosey, sometimes lavender-like and at other times it's basically a grey or a brownish hue. A complete chameleon but in a subdued kind of way. I've slapped two coats of this moody nail polish and I've worn it for two days just like that, nothing added. I kinda wanted to make a cool half moon manicure but simply wasn't in a mood. So I came up with a different take on a classic.

Napokon, nakon filozofskih misli o nedeljnim jutrima i njezi noktica, bacam se na temu Tackica do tackice manikira. On mi je odlicna prilika da vam pokazem sta sam ja to otkrila kada su lakovi za nokte u pitanju. A otkrila sam jedan super, stvarno prekrasan lak za nokte. On je jedna od onih nijansi koje u bocici djeluju nekako neatraktivno, mutno i neodredjeno. Biti cu brutalno iskrena i reci kako ga sigurno sama ne bih kupila samo na osnovu toga kako izgleda na policama cm trgovina. Mozete onda samo zamisliti koliko sam se iznenadila kada sam nalakirala nokte sa njim i shvatila koliko je zapravo lijep. Prekrasna jedna boja, apsolutno savrsena za jesen. Revelique High Shine lak za nokte u nijansi Avant-Garde (70) je mutna, praskasta lila. Ma, purpurno-siva nijansa koju je tesko uhvatiti za rep jer se mijenja ovisno koliko slojeva nanesete. Nekada djeluje cak roskasto, ponekada lavandasto dok vec kod treceg sloja naginje ka sivo-smedjkastim tonovima. Pravi je mali kameleon ali na jedan diskretan nacin. Ja sam nokte premazala sa dva sloja ovog cudljivog laka i tako sam ga nosila par dana. Na pocetku sam zeljela napraviti jednu kul izvedbu polumjesec manikira ali nikako nisam mogla da pristupim tome (iz lijenosti). I onda sam se dosjetila jedne jos jednostavnije alternative.

I am a fan of nail art and I've done different types of it during the years but I do admit that whenever I have done it, I had some extra time on my hands. People simply don't have that extra time all the time so, naturally, I also fall into that category. I'm usually happy if I am able to put myself together enough just to slap on a coat of any nail polish that I can find. If I'm about to embark into the nail art territory, it better be simple. And this one is so simple, so chic and effortlessly beautiful – it's a crying shame not to share it with you. It only takes to have a pretty dense packed glittery nail polish. I have picked up just enough of Revelique Glitter Nail polish in Milky Way (10) with a toothpick and I applied a blob of it just above the nail beds. As simple as that. If you apply blobs too small for your liking, just leave them to dry and press down with your fingers. That way, you get a bigger dot. Try to apply blobs of similar, if not exactly the same size so you get an even look. Just finish it off with a nice top coat. Hope you liked this little nail gem of mine. It is so simple yet it has a powerful effect and makes for a pretty fancy manicure, without actually trying too hard. That's the best part.

Ja jesam veliki ljubitelj nail art-a i napravila sam toliko razlicitih stvari na noktima tokom godina. Ipak, moram priznati da sam uvijek imala visak vremena kada bih se dosjetila nesto kreativno uciniti sa noktima. Ljudi obicno nemaju vremena za takvo nesto, cak se borimo kako u 24 sata ugurati sve obaveze pa nije ni cudno sto radni narod bas i ne obraca paznju na neko kompleksnije ukrasavanje. I sama spadam u tu kategoriju a onog viska slobodnog vremena je svake godine sve manje i manje. Najcesci scenario jeste da sam presretna ako uspijem u pet minuta locirati prvi lak na vidiku, zgrabiti ga i radi reda povuci koji potez cetkicom preko sapa. Ovaj put cu se dohvatiti necega sto bi se moglo reci da spada u nail art ali je nevjerovatno jednostavan da bi naprosto bila sramota ne podijeliti ga sa vama. Samo vam je uz lak po izboru potreban i jedan lak koji je gusto prozet sljokicama. Ja sam koristila Revelique Glitter lak za nokte nijanse Milky Way (10). Posluzila sam se cackalicom te njenim vrhom pokupila tek dovoljno laka kako bih tik iznad korijena nokta stavila jednu tackicu. Jednostavno do mjere da je tesko nadmasiti ovu vrstu minimalizma. Ako npr. nanesete previse malene tackice i za to ima rjesenje – samo sacekate da se dobro prosusi (ali ne potpuno) i prstom ih blago pritisnete, poravnate ih sa povrsinom nokta te tako dobijete vece tackice. Dobro je pokusati nanositi tackice priblizne, ako ne vec jednake, velicine kako bi sve djelovalo ujednaceno. Na kraju sve zavrsimo nadlakom i to je to. Nadam se da ce vam se dopasti ovo moje malo oruzje kojim se koristim vec duze vrijeme. Mnogima cak i prejednostavno ali je itekako efektno. Nokti djeluju bas fensi, kao da ste se jako potrudili oko njih (a ustvari niste). To je najljepse u cijeloj ovoj prici. 

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  1. Oktobar 20, 2013 / 11:44 am

    Jako mi se svidja kombinacija boja, definitivno cu isprobati ovaj manikir 🙂

    • Oktobar 20, 2013 / 3:02 pm

      Super, bas me zanimalo da li ce se nijanse vama dopasti.
      Drago mi je da odobravate! :)) :**

  2. Oktobar 20, 2013 / 12:47 pm

    Svidja mi se ta ljubicasta, lici mi na CG under the deck. 🙂

    • Oktobar 20, 2013 / 3:03 pm

      I mislila sam da je bojica u tvom fazonu, pa jos na tvojim lijepim noktima? Ihh, ma divota! <3

  3. Oktobar 20, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    beautiful nails <3 great blog !!
    follow ?:) let me know !! 🙂

    xoxo fashboom.blogspot.com

  4. Oktobar 20, 2013 / 3:49 pm

    Hello from Spain: beautiful colors. I like this manicure. Keep in touch

  5. Oktobar 20, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    Hi Selma, and thanks for your visit and following (I'm your new follower, I love your blog and I do post on nail arts too). This is a hell of a nice one you've done here!
    To answer your question, my lovely dark green colour is from Peggy Sage, but I have to say the quality is not so good, it chips on the second day, even with Sèche Vite. I recommend you Stylenomics from Essie, it's much better, and the colour is fabulous.
    Mafalda ❤
    http://www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

    • Novembar 9, 2013 / 12:34 am

      Mafalda – a real person that stops by and leaves a thoughtful comment <3
      I am genuinely so glad and so happy that you like the blog! 😀
      I was jumping up and down when I saw the name of the gorgeous green nail polish you sported but good thing that you have also let me know about the quality of it. Will definitely try to find something similar. Thank you so much, such a sweet person you are :**

  6. Oktobar 20, 2013 / 7:01 pm

    Thanks for you comment 🙂
    I'm flowing 😀
    maly-ale-wielki-swiat.blogspot.com

  7. Oktobar 21, 2013 / 4:06 am

    Love it! Love the color combos and design. Simple but classy. Great choice of mani.

    • Novembar 9, 2013 / 12:41 am

      What a wonderful comment Alice <3
      Thank you, so sweet of you and I am happy that you like the manicure 🙂

  8. Oktobar 21, 2013 / 8:33 am

    what a cute idea 🙂 your nails look so pretty

  9. Oktobar 22, 2013 / 11:09 pm

    Jednostavno, sofisticirano, efektno! :*

  10. Oktobar 24, 2013 / 1:11 am

    This looks so nice, I SUCK at doing any kind of cute manicure that isn't just a normal colour
    BTW I'm now following you back, I really like your blog 🙂

    Xo
    L
    Blogablebeauty.blogspot.com

    • Novembar 9, 2013 / 12:54 am

      Aww, thank you for liking this manicure of mine – I am not an expert either and as simpler as a manicure can get – the better! :))
      Thank you for genuinely liking the blog, this does lift my spirits! <3

  11. Oktobar 24, 2013 / 11:42 am

    meni je ovaj ljubičasti lakić fenomenalan, pravi jesenji 😀

  12. Anonymous
    Oktobar 25, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    Filozovske rijeci o jutrina-odlicne! ;D
    Nadam se da ces postaviti post o tome kako njegujes nokte, bas me zanima:)
    Ovo super izgleda, svidja mi se <3
    Sara..^___^

    • Novembar 9, 2013 / 12:59 am

      Malo filozofije kazu da ne skodi, samo cu se truditi da ne pretjeram :)))
      Bome ide post jako brzo o njezi noktica, sve me neke sitnice ometu da ga finaliziram ali biti cu istrajna. Hvala na poticaju! 😀 <3

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